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Wednesday, May 19, 2010

No dodgy dossiers here

Just real, hard evidence of a Middle Eastern country with undeclared, uninspected, unregulated and utterly illegal Weapons of Mass Destruction. A theocracy whose government constantly threatens nuclear annihilation of its neighbours, and which has repeatedly invaded them and carried out ethnic cleansing. A country which holds the United Nations and all forms of international law in contempt, where civil rights depend on your religious affiliation, where peaceful protestors are shot dead, where gangs of religious extremists attack immodestly-dressed women, and which exports terrorism worldwide.

No, not Iran, though it does tick several of those boxes. No, I mean Israel, the theocracy Tony Blair loves so much he lives there (because somebody else is paying, duh!). It's funny really, Blair come out with cobblers like "Israel is a democracy ... There is freedom of thought and speech." and then the silly Israelis go and spoil it by doing what they do, which is locking up any dissenting voice (and then when he's served his sentence, keeping on locking him up, because what do courts know?) (Blair: "Citizens are governed by the rule of law") Dissenting voices from other countries simply aren't allowed in by the freedom-loving Israelis: toe the line or fuck off.

Blair on Israel: "I admire the fortitude of its people". Why not simply salute their indefatigability? While he stands there spouting crap about "Iran must not be allowed to acquire nuclear weapons capability", a far more dangerous country already has nuclear weapons, and pays him handsomely to turn a blind eye to them. "Iran's regime is the biggest destabilizing influence in the region." Maybe that's how it looks from Blair's La-La Land. When did Iran last invade anyone? How any neighbouring capitals has Iran bombed? How many Iranian death squads are there touring round the world murdering political opponents?

Israel's supporters are forever whining that Western liberals judge Israel by different standards from those we apply to other countries. I couldn't agree more, and the sooner we stop the better. Here's Craig Murray on those hypocritical double standards.

2 Comments:

At 24 May, 2010 03:01, Blogger JoeinVegas said...

What brought this one on? (not disagreeing with any of it, just wondering)

 
At 24 May, 2010 23:00, Blogger Rob said...

Oh, I think it was probably the rearrest of Mordechai Vanunu, the guy who blew the story of Israel's nukes and was kidnapped and locked up in solitary confinement for umpteen years. Then when his jail term was up and he was released, they simply rearrested him anyway.

With this week's release of the documents proving not only that Israel has undeclared nukes but that it offered to sell them to apartheid-era South Africa, the fiction that it's Iran that poses the biggest threat to the region is hatrder to sustain. (Mind you, Tony Blair says so, so it must be a lie.)

 

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